Changes Around Us
Reversible and Irreversible Changes
Take a rubber band. Stretch it and then release it.
What happens to the rubber band?
Does the stretched band recover its original shape and size on releasing or does its shape change permanently when it is stretched?
It will be observed that the rubber band regains its shape when it is released. Thus, the change that the rubber band undergoes on stretching is a reversible change.
A change is called reversible if a substance that is undergoing the c...
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